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CS 528
Broad Area Colloquium for Artificial Intelligence,
Geometry, Graphics, Robotics and Computer Vision

Welcome to the official Broad Area Colloquium page at Stanford!

This colloquium is intended to bring established and senior researchers from the fields of AI, Geometry, Graphics, Robotics, and Computer Vision , to discuss and explain broad considerations and high-level tasks that the relevant communities are addressing. The talks are intended to create awareness and interest for all of the members of these communities, hopefully bridging the gaps and creating collaborations.

All are invited. Students can also take this seminar as a course, CS 528.

Funding for this seminar has been provided by:

Serafim Batzoglou, Ron Fedkiw, Richard Fikes, Leo Guibas, Pat Hanrahan, Oussama Khatib, Daphne Koller, Jean-Claude Latombe, Marc Levoy, Andrew Ng, Chris Manning, Deborah McGuinness, Ken Salisbury, Yoav Shoham and Sebastian Thrun

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Colloquium Information

Time: Weekly on Mondays, 4:15pm until 5:30pm.
Location: Hewlett (TCSeq) 200
Information: Send email to
Weekly Announcements: Register to the colloquium list by sending an email to with a blank subject line and "subscribe broad-area-cs-colloquium" as your message.
Faculty Coordinator: Serafim Batzoglou

Spring 2007

April 9 Jonathan Shewchuk Isosurface Stuffing: Fast Tetrahedral Meshes with Good Dihedral Angles
April 16 No seminar; instead you should attend the talk by Scott Aaronson from 4:15-5:15pm in Packard 101
April 23 Jana Kosecka Visual localization and modeling of urban environments
April 30 Marc Pollefeys Visual 3D modeling of real-world objects, scenes and events from videos
May 7 Steve Seitz Navigating the World's Photographs
May 14 Jay McClelland Development and Disintegration of Conceptual Knowledge: A case study in Mind, Brain, and Computation
May 21 Mike Montemerlo The DARPA Grand Challenges: From Desert to Urban Autonomous Driving
June 4 Lydia Kavraki Motion Planning for Physical Systems

You can also find out about talks given in previous quarters.

Helpful Information for Speakers

Related Research Groups

The following research groups are closely related to the topics in the colloquium.

CS528 Information

Students who intend to attend the seminar for credit may wish to sign up for CS528, a one unit course. If a student misses more than one seminar, he cannot receive credit. There is no way to "make up" a missed seminar. A cancelled seminar does not count towards your attendance.

If you plan to take the class, you should sign up on Axess and subscribe to the colloquium mailing list to receive announcements about upcoming speakers. In addition, you should subscribe to the CS 528 mailing list to receive class-related announcements.

To receive colloquium announcements, send e-mail to with a blank subject line and "subscribe broad-area-cs-colloquium" as your message.

Don't forget to register for the course on Axess!

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